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JetBlue flight turns back after striking bird - Metro US

JetBlue flight turns back after striking bird

A JetBlue flight to the Bahamas was forced to turn around Sunday after striking a bird.

The plane took off from JFK around 10 a.m., but returned to the airport an hour later, a JetBlue spokeswoman confirmed.

“The customers were fine,” the spokeswoman said. “It was not an emergency landing or anything like that.”

All 125 passengers were then transferred to a new plane, which arrived safely in the Bahamas around 2:40 p.m.

Just one day earlier, a bird strike similarly forced a JetBlue flight from JFK to the Dominican Republic to turn around.

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